5 Stocks Moving The Financial Services Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Tile Shop Holdings ( TTS), up 8.6%, WisdomTree Investments ( WETF), up 3.0%, Ameriprise Financial ( AMP), up 1.3%, State Street ( STT), up 1.2% and KKR ( KKR), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Eaton Vance Corporation ( EV), down 3.1%, IntercontinentalExchange Group ( ICE), down 0.7% and CME Group ( CME), down 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Blackstone Group ( BX) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group is up $0.29 (1.0%) to $28.33 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.02-$28.49 after having opened the day at $28.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.04.

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 74.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Invesco ( IVZ) is up $0.22 (0.6%) to $34.48 on light volume. Thus far, 975,897 shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.21-$34.64 after having opened the day at $34.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.26.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to institutional clients including major public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, and financial institutions. Invesco has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Invesco Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, BlackRock ( BLK) is up $3.77 (1.2%) to $305.39 on average volume. Thus far, 281,103 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 659,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $299.08-$305.51 after having opened the day at $299.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $301.62.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $50.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is up $0.46 (0.7%) to $70.87 on light volume. Thus far, 752,992 shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.39-$71.07 after having opened the day at $70.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.41.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $40.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is up $7.50 (1.0%) to $763.99 on light volume. Thus far, 158,597 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 549,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $755.00-$763.99 after having opened the day at $756.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $756.49.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $87.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 53.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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